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ASIS&T Tips and Tricks, 2010

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ASIS&T Tips and Tricks, 2010

  1. 1. Tips & Tricks<br />American Society for Information <br />Science & TechnologyUW Chapter<br />
  2. 2. asis+tuw 2010-2011<br />Ben DeCrease, Co-Chair<br />Caroline Rogers, Co-Chair<br />ShilpaAllimatti, Vice-Chair<br />ShirishMunshi, Finance<br />Ross Donaldson, Marketing <br />NishantSatanekar, Webmaster<br />
  3. 3. 1st Days<br />Classes<br />Textbooks<br />Libraries<br />Studying<br />Personal Organization<br />Group Work <br />Presentations/Presenting<br />Student Leadership<br />Jobs/Internships/DFWs<br />Cashing In<br />Additional Resources<br />Tips & Tricks Topics<br />asis+tuw<br />
  4. 4. First Days<br />Use the m.UW mobile app<br />Bus Delays - OneBusAway.org (app available)<br />Get to know your classmates/cohort<br />Figure out system for note-taking, organizing files and emails ASAP so you can focus on your studies<br />asis+tuw<br />
  5. 5. Classes<br />Get inside information before registering<br />Peer feedback - talk to us! <br />Review past course evaluations<br />http://ischool.uw.edu/courses/evaluations<br />https://www.washington.edu/cec/l-toc.html<br />Registration starts earlier than you think (have those SLN numbers ready!)<br />Develop and maintain a relationship with your student services advisor<br />Read about professors and their areas of interest/research<br />http://webserv.ischool.uw.edu/directory/faculty/<br />Take advantage of courses available in other departments<br />Evans (MPA), Jackson (International), DXARTS, Engineering (Computer Science, HCDE), Foster (Business), Communications (MCDM)<br />asis+tuw<br />
  6. 6. Textbooks<br />Online discount vendors<br />Half.com, Amazon.com,Powells.comAddall.com (navigate to the OOP search)<br />MLIS Textbook Exchange (Catalyst Tool)<br />UW-Bookstore rents books! http://rent.ubookstore.com/<br />Share with a classmate/PDF important chapters<br />Scanners available to check out in Suzzallo & Allen<br />Use the reserve copy (usually in Odegaard)<br />asis+tuw<br />
  7. 7. Libraries<br />Spend time in the Z’s!<br />Make sure to have some $$ on your Husky card for last-minute assignment printing, soda machines, Suzzallo Market, etc.<br />Make use of the plethora of tools available from the library’s website<br />Subject guides for department-specific researching<br />ResearchWorks Service<br />Tutorials (i.e., Research101, How Do I…?)<br />Computer workshops in Odegaard(http://www.washington.edu/lst/workshops/)<br />Carrels available to reserve at Suzzallo<br />asis+tuw<br />
  8. 8. Studying<br />Reading groups<br />More reading than 1 person can do alone break it up!<br />3-5 people is ideal<br />Create a Catalyst GoPost, Google Doc or other collaboration tool and post reading summaries<br />Meet once a week to discuss/share<br />Find a favorite study spot<br />Don’t be afraid to use another department’s library<br />Dozens of local coffee shops<br />Odegaard open 24 hrs/day 6 days/week<br />asis+tuw<br />
  9. 9. Organization<br />Citation Resources<br />Connotea, Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote<br />Cloud Space <br />Make friends with your H drive<br />Dropbox.com, Windows Live SkyDrive, etc.<br />Calendar <br />Use it frequently!<br />Bookmarks<br />Delicious.com<br />Google<br />asis+tuw<br />
  10. 10. Group Work<br />Study rooms available to reserve in libraries (http://ow.ly/2Leoo)<br />Be a Catalyst super-user<br />MGH 440 is a “Team Computer Lab” (talking permitted)<br />Research Commons in Allen South<br />Online tools<br />Google groups/docs<br />SharePoint<br />Doodle (meeting scheduling)<br />PBWorks<br />Exchange contact information!<br />asis+tuw<br />
  11. 11. Presenting Tips<br />Philosophy<br />Slide-as-notes vs. Slide-as-aid <br />Keep. It. Simple.<br />Terse slides, consistent visuals, no animation ever.<br />Keep the audience on you.<br />Technology<br />Suck it up: PowerPoint<br />Don’t abuse it! <br />Prezi if you must<br />asis+tuw<br />
  12. 12. Presenting Tips<br />Technique<br />Look at your audience! <br />(Bridge of nose is best.)<br />Leave the podium!<br />Be brief.<br />Etiquette<br />Open with: Introductions, T. of C., Recap<br />Handoff between presenters<br />End every presentation the same way: “Thank you. Any questions?”<br />asis+tuw<br />
  13. 13. Student Leadership<br />Groups abound (iServe, iBros, iBallers, iHike, IUGA, et al)<br />Anyone can… <br />Reserve MGH 310 & 420 for meetings or events<br />Start a listserv<br />Create a special interest group <br />Get official iSchool recognition<br />Find sponsorship<br />asis+tuw<br />
  14. 14. Jobs/Internships/DFWs/Capstone/Culminating Experiences<br />Subscribe to iStuJobs/iProJobs<br />Get to know your favorite faculty members<br />Check the Husky jobs website<br />https://washington-csm.symplicity.com/students/<br />The Career Center is in MGH! <br />http://careers.washington.edu/<br />http://tinyurl.com/ischooljobsautumn (Autumn events)<br />Career Week in January (hosted by ASIS&T) <br />GSA openings are announced each Spring & Summer<br />Schmooze!<br />asis+tuw<br />
  15. 15. Cashing In<br />Use the IMA (you already pay for it!)<br />Tons of free software<br />UWare – http://uw.edu/uware/<br />MS Office<br />Windows 7<br />MSDNAA - http://tinyurl.com/ischoolmsdnaa<br />MS Project & Visio<br />OneNote<br />Visual Studio<br />Expression Suite and many more MS softwares…<br />Take classes at the ASUW Experimental College! http://www.exco.org/<br />asis+tuw<br />
  16. 16. Additional Resources<br />Practical Technology Advice from Students<br />https://courses.washington.edu/mlisprep/blog/2010/09/practical-technology-advice-from-students/<br />iPrep Video Tutorials<br />https://courses.washington.edu/mlisprep/blog/<br />
  17. 17. asis+tuw: asistuw.org<br />American Society for Information Science and Technology<br />asis+t national:<br />asist.org<br />asis+tuw<br />
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  19. 19. asis+tuw<br />Tips & Tricks 2010<br />Please join us for Happy Hour College Inn Pub (5-7pm)<br />Thanks for coming!<br />asis+tuw<br />

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